Kitchen Volunteer Leader – Carnegie Community Centre (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada)

Requisition ID: 23933 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function

The Kitchen Volunteer Leader (Food Production) is a hands on food production role that includes responsibility for providing support, instruction, skills development and supervision to Centre volunteers and junior staff assisting with food preparations.  Kitchen Volunteer Leader (KVL) is responsible for the day-to-day execution of cooking and producing full meals for as many as 170 persons, using very few convenience items.  The KVL is responsible for ensuring that all food operations are efficient, well organized, and meet food safe standards. The KVL will also support the food concession operations by providing assistance to the Cashier/Kitchen Attendants; stocking and cleaning the concession; serving customers; and operating the cash register as needed. The position reports to the Food Services Coordinator and Kitchen Program Assistant.


Specific Duties/Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have extensive culinary training and food service job experience, and the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare and produce food in large quantities (up to 170 servings per meal) using industrial kitchen equipment with adherence to nutritional guidelines and food safe standards
  • Safely store and manage leftover food
  • Prepare large quantity cooking and baking using very few convenience items
  • Manage and use moderately heavy orders of supplies as needed, including bending, reaching, stirring, and lifting up to 25 lbs at a time
  • Maintain and balance daily cash accounts
  • Train and mentor a diverse group of staff and volunteers in food preparation, food safety, dishwashing, customer services, and other key skills required in the kitchen including teamwork and conflict resolution
  • Operate computer for tasks such as preparing cash outs and shift reports using Excel, participating in online meetings and training using a variety of applications, and communicating via email using Outlook
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned



Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 10, (Grade 12 desirable), and completion of courses in food preparation, plus some related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • A Standard First Aid Certificate is a requirement
  • A Food Safe Certificate is a requirement 
  • Experience training others or working with volunteers would be an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The successful candidate will have extensive culinary training and food service job experience and the following:

  • Working knowledge of methods and techniques of food preparation and storage, care and use of modern equipment is required. 
  • Knowledgeable in the nutritional value of foods, possess skills in large quantity cooking and baking, have a thorough knowledge of ethnic and vegetarian cuisine.
  • Able to prioritize and manage various complex tasks at once.
  • Able to communicate effectively with coworkers, volunteers, and the public, and manage conflict situations.
  • Able to lift and move moderately heavy orders of supplies.
  • Able to maintain cash accounts and write simple reports.
  • Experience training, mentoring, and working alongside others, including a varied group of volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities is an asset.
  • Experience working with people with mental illness, addictions, or disabilities is an asset.
  • Able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, establish and maintain effective working relations, and contribute to a positive and supportive working environment,
  • Able to perform simple arithmetical calculations.
  • Basic computer knowledge, including MS Word, Excel and Outlook

A Police Record Check Clearance is a requirement of this position. 

Business Unit/Department: Arts, Culture and Community Services  

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks  

Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual  

Position Start Date: February 2021

Position Available: Multiple positions

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-014: $24.36 to $28.55 per hour

Application Close: January 29, 2021

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

To be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity with a generous benefits package, please apply on our careers site.


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